The Billy Goat
Waka kayaks is stoked to present the Billy GOAT. This boat is the creeking weapon, taking the best of the OG and the Steeze and creating the ultimate creeking machine for those 45-75kg boaters. The Billy GOAT sports the same awesome hull as the GOAT but with the added stern volume needed for those Billy GOAT stout runs.
As testing and demoing have kicked off people are LOVING this design. Small female paddlers weighing around 100 are boasting it's the most accessable performance creek boat they have ever paddled. At the same time midium size males are racing this boat down technical class 5 runs in recond time. The boat seems to have a very wide weight range and has incredible performance throughout the weight range.
The Billy GOAT uses the same basic hull design as the OG and Steeze which allows for easy change of direction at speed, untouchable skip over holes and drops, wave surfing and flat spins, plus wicked carving! The more narrow hull gives the Billy an extra boost of speed and performance in slow moving water and tight spots. The combination of the classic super freindly Waka platform combined with a narrow hull makes The Billy a super interesting and amazingly fun kayak to paddle! Can't wait to hear what everyone says once these things hit the open market!
Testing has just started but from first impressions these boats are also going to be the go to boat for extreme racing. Please keep checking for updates as we learn more about the GOAT and Billy GOAT every day.
|Paddler weight:||45-85 kg|
Easy to adjust outfitting is what the Billy GOAT has been equipped with. We wanted to have strong but fast adjustment to our outfitting to ensure it caters for everyone from schools to experts.
The seat is Roto-moulded. It has three screw holes under the hip pads on seat tab to adjust the seat position. Just loosen two screws and the seat will slide forward and backwards. The seat is very comfortable, especially over longer periods of time.
Shaped pads are provided that velcro onto the seat. Also they have two straps that go around the seat to provent loosing them in a swim. Two extra pads for each side are provided for easy adjustment. You can put one or two pads between the shaped pad and the seat as required.
The back-band is extremely comfortable. It has two ratchets and ladders, making it easy to adjust and tighten. It can be adjusted even more by altering the length of webbing on the back of the back-band. The back-band has been mounted to allow for easy access to any safety equipment or overnight gear stored behind the seat.
The thigh braces are extremely comfortable. They are simple, light weight and most importantly, very effective, giving you perfect control.
The thigh braces in the Steeze have purposely been left longer for extra knee grip for the full on boaters. If you find this is to much or want easier exiting from your boat you can easily trim the braces down 5mm-10mm preferably with a rasp.
The foot-block is fully adjustable thanks to four thumb-nuts on the inside of the hull. The width of the foot-block is also adjustable, depending on the position of the foot block.